CONTENTS / MOJO 239
FREE CD! JOHNNY CASH... AND FRIENDS: 15 tracks from 15 of Cash's closest friends and most faithful followers, including Nick Cave, Charlie Rich, Willie Nelson, June Carter Cash, Nick Lowe, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, George Jones, Townes Van Zandt and more.
JOHNNY CASH: Six weeks before his passing in September 2003, Sylvie Simmons sat with the country legend for five days of storytelling, philosophising and lessons learnt.
ROY HARPER: The great Bohemian and city tough folk-poet exile talks method, madness, cricket and rebellion with Martin Aston.
JANELLE MONAE: She’s been beamed down from space to save the world with soft-shoe afro-futurist sci-fi R&B. Human or machine? wonders Tom Doyle .
THE SMITHS: Photographer Lawrence Watson looks back on the images that charted the demise of The Smiths and the birth of a solo career.
CHARLES BRADLEY: Think you had it tough? Charles had it tougher. Geoff Brown meets the 64-year-old soul shouter who’s turned hard times into sweet music.
WILKO JOHNSON: Pat Gilbert is here to tell you that Dr. Feelgood’s guitar-attack hero will absolutely not go gentle into that good night.
REVIEWED: Arctic Monkeys / Bill Callahan / Factory Floor / Elvis Costello & The Roots / Haim / Babyshambles / Elton John / King Krule / Manic Street Preachers / Bob Dylan / Sly & The Family Stone / Roky Erickson / The Clash / Beach Boys / Marc Bolan / Nic Jones documentary / Macca In The '70s and more.
PLUS!: Amy Winehouse's amazing vintage jukebox / Farewell, JJ Cale, T-Model Ford and Mick Farren / Midlake talk new albuma and the departure of Tim Smith / Ben Watt returns / Todd Rundgren's Self Portrait / On the road with The Strypes and much more.